Something Different in the Garden: American Foodways and Gardening
March 10 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 amFREE
As we continue to work on the restoration of the historic riverside garden at Gunston Hall, we’re delving deeper into the influences on 18th-century gardens in Virginia. Join us over four weeks for 45-minute sessions talking with gardeners at historic sites, modern seed companies, and garden focused nonprofits about how space, people, science, and taste all played a role in bringing new plants and flavors to gardens.
In our first session of Something Different in the Garden, we’ll unpack how the Enlightenment and scientific forms affected gardens like the ones at Gunston Hall and Mount Vernon, and how those ideas still affect gardens today. We’ll be joined by Dean Norton, Chief Horticulturist at Mount Vernon and Adria Bordas, Extension Agent to explore these topics.